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team watching the maps and computer models overnight. >> meteorologist jim dickey joining us this morning with the very latest. what do you have, jim? >> well, sandy continues to churn its way northward. made the turn that was forecast. the model picking up on last week. now it appears this is going to happen. moving its way north. showing signs of strengthening. unfortunately, wind, 75 miles an hour. not any question the wind could come up a tick. as we head forward. have seen soaking rainfall, outer banks, north carolina, d.c. area, rain band moving on shore. not moving much at all. expecting widespread flooding. huge rainfall totals expected. you can steep that rain is nipping the philadelphia area here. sliding its way through central, southern pennsylvania. and back into pitburg. t -- and back into pittsburgh. and into ohio. focusing on the storm surge. bad path, new jersey, new york city, long island. new england. rains directed on shore. surge expected devastating. 5 to 10 foot storm surge. some cases higher. that's why evacuations have been put out. the spots will see
the buckeye battleground. and back on track, jim axelrod shows us a runner on a mission to turn the lives of the homeless around, step-by-step. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. hurricane sandy is roughly 400 miles off north carolina tonight threatening up to 60 million on the east coast. here is the latest: 65 people across the caribbean are dead. airlines have canceled more than 6,000 flights. amtrak has canceled all trains along the northeast corridor monday. hundreds of thousands are evacuating coastal areas. ten states have declared a state of emergency. we have a team of correspondents tracking the storm tonight and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at wfor in miami. david, parts of the coast already seeing the effects of sandy. what happens over the next 24 hours? >> reporter: jeff, it's a big storm and when we take a look at the clouds and radar together, they have been getting hammered in eastern north carolina and virginia, with big rains across the coast causing plenty of flooding. that is just t
return home. amna nawaz, nbc news, birmingham, england. >> up next here tonight, jim cantore with the latest on the storm with the power to make life miserable for us in the coming days. >>> well you know the rule by now, jim cantore, the weather channel, if he shows up where you live it is about to get really bad there. he is in singer island, in florida, jim, i've been amazed at what i have heard. >> reporter: and i think we'll be amazed. let's talk about it, we look at it on satellite, it doesn't really look like all that much. but while this is in its cocoon it will come out as a butterfly with a swath of winds 100 miles or up to 800 miles wide let's look at the path, probably downgraded to a tropical storm in the next 24 hours, but look for tropical storm watches or even hurricane watches by saturday as it is forecasted to become a hurricane once again. going all the way up through the seaboard up through here. this is uncharted territory for modern meteorology. but once again, for the second year in a row, others face the prospect of being in the dark the week before ha
is in atlantic city now with more on that breaking news and recovery from the storm efforts. jim? >> reporter: hey there, jim. yeah, after a couple of days of controversy mayor bloomberg reversing his decision and canceling the marathon late today, making sure all the resources are focused on the recovery. you can see what's left of the boardwalk behind me in atlantic city. this is not the world famous boardwalk but another around this city. it's gone now. it's been wiped away. and others still trying to recover up and down the coast. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up. but many places are still overmatched by the devastation sandy left behind. >> this is well beyond what any of us ever imagined. >> reporter: the long road to recovery now literally lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the line stretched for blocks if you're lucky but more often for miles. people waiting in traffic or for a ride on the limited public transportation available. hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. >> don't be difficult, ma'am. >> r
of election day. we'll find out. hello, everybody. i'm jim adelaide. >> i'm pat lawson hughes. >>> the death toll, 49 killed in new york alone. >> there and along the eastern seaboard storm-ravaged areas are still waiting for relief today. jay gray is live in atlantic city with a look at the recovery now. jay? >> reporter: hey there, jim and pat. that relief's going to be a long time coming though we are getting a patch of sun in atlantic city. we want to get a look as they start the recovery. people coming down to get a picture of what's gone. they've never seen this area like this before. you can see the rubble piled up here. we've seen dozers working throughout the day. that's going to continue. as you come back across and work your way down across the beach we'll be able to show you that boardwalk that was here for so long. this is repair that's going to take -- i think people are starting to understand, getting over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is
in the u.s. cnn jim clancy is in long island beach, new jersey, an area where houses were floating down the streets. jim, we hear some good news of some signs of improvement this morning. >> well, you know, the improvement is going to come and certainly they're out there working every day. they're digging away. they're trying to literally like snow plows tear through the sand dunes that have built up. some as high as six feet on this island, covering up roadways and plowing through all of that and they're working on, i've seen people coming out and checking the power lines and we have people coming out and the entire underside of some of these homes that were up on stilts or posts or whatever you want to call it, pili pylons. they may have to come down. all of the homes, they're ensuring that they have a little bit of stability. you know, this was quite a storm. i talked to one of the residents, he refuses to leave. search and rescue yesterday, guy name carl was telling me that the experience of this storm was the experience of a lifetime. listen. >> it was a surreal experience and prob
will keep you updated. we're keeping a close watch on hurricane sandy for you. want to tell you jim acosta is in maryland. there he is. excuse me, marion, ohio, traveling with the romney campaign. give us a quick update. this has really changed the plans for mitt romney and for president barack obama but what are you hearing from the romney camp? >> reporter: well, don, i'll tell you right now the romney campaign is feeling very optimistic, not only looking at those national polls, if you look at our latest cnn poll of polls mitt romney leading nationally over the president, but in ohio our latest cnn/orc, even though it shows the president with a healthy lead there, it is still within the margin of error and mitt romney has played some serious catch-up. there's another poll that came out a consortium of ohio newspapers that shows the race tied in this state. the romney campaign is feeling pretty good but the "x" factor in everything right now from now until election day, the last nine days of this race, all hinges on hurricane sandy at this point. an election that was already uncertain an
coincidence. joining us is president of florida league of women voters and jim greer, the former chairman of the republican party who's been very critical of what went on behind the scenes. first, thank you both for being here. >> glad to be here. >> jim, what can you tell our viewers with emmett "bucky" greer? >> he and his partner worked for me for a period of time when i was chairman. they are good at what they do. when you're looking for a lawyer that can write legislation and change the election laws, stand up potentially to a constitutional challenge, you reach out to people like bucky and his partner richard coats and they draft the law. they a they advise how it can get done and it's about keeping people from election day to win the republican election. >> keeping pop freople from get to election day? >> that's right. primarily down here in florida, reducing early voting days, put all of these obstacles in the way of democrats, minority voters from getting to the polls because down here in florida it's not just about the presidential election, it's about keeping power in the legis
she has called in sick with strep throat. so it will be me, jacki schechner, and jim ward doing the show today. lots of big news happening on the east coast today with hurricane sandy, which is pretty much, well, flooding the east coast. we'll be talking about that today, taking your calls another 1-800-steph-1-2. we'll be talking to charlie pierce to talk about the political ramifications. >> he's wicked snap. >> he is wicked snap. we'll also be talking about what chris christie thinks of president obama's and his reaction to hurricane sandy. >> but we want to say good morning to jacki schechner who is sitting in steph's seat. >> a good day to get rid of her. [ laughter ] >> president obama is declaring major disasters today in new jersey and new york, he has also declared emergency conditions in both virginia and west virginia. sandy is now called a post tropical cyclone. firefighters are also having to go in and use a boat to rescue dozens of people. about 6 million people are without power including a large section of manhattan. we don't think about these
.com, check it out. you can email us all there, chris lavoie, jim ward, or me stephanie miller. all right. we have a big friday show coming up. >> oh, yeah. >> aisha tyler joining us in just a few minutes to remind us why the president feels like cookies and freedom. >> or as one person called him bronco obama. >> stephanie: will this election never end. ah! [ baby crying ] >> stephanie: and we have actress kate walsh coming up from "gray's anatomy." >> and "private practice." >> stephanie: once again we have the hottest surrogates. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: as jacki reported -- don't have the numbers in front of me. >> 1 # 1,000. >> stephanie: oh, dream girl. oh lord -- >> i'm going to kind drive her. >> stephanie: excellent. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the obama campaign reminds us stop looking at cats online and go vote. >> have you seen the watermelon kitty, no kitty, don't eat the rind. he is just seating a watermelon. [ laughter ] >> maybe the cat needed some fiber. >> stephanie: yes. go vote for god's sake. some helpful hints. >> okay. oh, there's
. hope you enjoy that one. >>> let's go to long beach island, new jersey. cnn's jim clancy is there. jim, this area was devastated. the pictures show it. people still can't get to their homes. are you seeing crews show up there this morning, to clean up, to get the power back up? >> reporter: let me give you a real quick update. we've got heavy equipment moving. they will be plowing sand. remember, literally, thousands and thousands and thousands of tons of sand washed off the beach and swept across the island. they are going to be trying to clear roads today. we've seen contractors moving here almost non-stop. they are going to be trying to board up, to cross-brace a lot of the homes that are on pilings, you know, really in danger because all of the sand has washed away. the pilings are now very shallow. we've got health inspectors coming in as there's food that needs to be just cleared out of here. there's no refrigeration because there's no electricity. all of these fundamental problems trying to be addressed at the same time we've got the election coming up. there's some absentee bal
. we've got two reports. weather channel storm tracker jim cantore on the out of control gas lines in northern new jersey. and our kate kelly in new york harbor. thats go, g s ggas got to come pump some place. most of it will be by barge. jim, are you getting a '70s feeling out there? i've seen the lines. just driving up here to global headquarters. what's going on? >> reporter: well, remember back then, larry, we were talking about ands that got, what, 7 to maybe 11 or 12 miles to the gallon. so getting that gas once you got it didn't go very far. that's for sure. look behind me here. this is actually a pretty well oiled machine here, no pun intended. off in the distance see yet another tanker. they've already put 25,000 gallons in the ground and continue to pump it out tonight. lines have not gotten any shorter as you can imagine. when people find out how well this is going the lines are going to get even longer. the officers over here, they're taking the traffic and putting them in the lines so nobody has to get confused and honk horns at anybody else. then you can see here wher
. >> jim, your favorite "star wars" film, please. >> it's definitely "empire strikes back." i'm chind ofkind of a chewie gu. >> who isn't? >> new jersey governor chris christie, new york city mayor michael bloomberg have come out as sort of the faces of this storm. is there a political impact here? it's been interesting, jim, to watch the relationship between chris christie and president obama and the relationship between mayer bloomberg and president obama. explain that a little bit. >> i find that christie to be most fascinating because he's going out there on all the talk shows really praising barack obama and how cooperative he's been with governor christie in new jersey. if you look at it from christ christie's perspective, that's what he should be doing. he's a governor who's going to need as much assistance and help in the aftermath of the storm as anyone. befriending the president, praising the president, bringing the president into his state and traveling the state, that's what you do when you're a governor. >> by the way, jim -- by the way, jim, not being cynical, i think yo
schechner, and this is jim ward over here. stephanie called in sick this morning, she called about an hour before the show and said ar ar ar. >> good to see my plan is working. i had to plan to make out with her in new york. >> alec baldwin couldn't make it to the sexy liberal tour in new york what he has strep throat. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> because he was making out with "stephanie miller show." >> no, because he is happily married. the only time that stephanie has been in the tabloids she has apparently broken up the marriage between box lightener, and melissa gilbert. >> oh. >> yeah, this was back in the '90s. >> having an affair with which one? >> back then it was bruce because she was totally in the closet. >> okay. what has hurricane sandy been downgraded to -- >> a post cyclone -- >> kerfuffle. >> a post tropical cyclone -- >> that's a good band name. >> sure. >> that's not bad. they would be like an alternative rock band right? >> yeah. a little heavy metal -- >> pcp. ptc. >> a band name that will come out of brooklyn at anytime. i don't know. [ laughter ]
campaign near englewood, colorado. so, jim, seven states tharks is one busy day for romney and ryan. did they generate any momentum today; do you think? >> we're going to have to wait and see, don. if you look at those battleground state polls that have come out in recent days, it doesn't appear that that surge of momentum may have stalled with the arrival of super storm sandy. we'll just have to wait and see on election day, don. if you wait and look at all of these battleground states, it is very cloesz when it comes to the president and mitt romney. we are leaving now and on our way to a rally in englewood, colorado. it will be his final stop here in this battleground state. and, also, john, his final western stop of campaign 2012. we've been hearing him talk nostalgically all day long. he was talking about the long days and the short nights and how his campaign is almost there. it's almost until election day. but really, what he's been doing is delivering his closing argument. talking about what he calls real change for the country. he's been seizing that unemployment data saying tha
team in place to cover it all. let's start in new york with weather channel meteorologist jim cantore. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. more and more preparations under way. then by the time tomorrow night rolls around, we will start to feel the impacts in earnest across much of the northeast. let's talk about this and lay out the impacts of the storm. first of all, the satellite shows a hybrid transition you spoke of. you have a cloud canopy that stretches over the entire eastern seaboard with the storm's center currently about 730 mimes to the south of new york city. here's the track. this wild s-shape that has all of us as meteorologists shaking our heads. because never really seen this left hook. it will bring it 150 miles to the south of new york city early tuesday morning. then there is the impact. let's lay them out. we start with the storm surge. in irene at battery park which is where i am tonight, we had three to six feet. we're expecting four to eight feet with this storm here and down the jersey shore as well. that will be higher than what they dealt w
to cause an explosion? and abc's senior national correspondent jim avila set out to show us tonight. jim? >> reporter: so, diane, we're at the virginia beach, virginia, training center, i'm with a firefighter here who is going to show us what happens when a commercial gas meter breaks. the pilot light will be on. and look how fast it will take off. it's a frightening sound, and sight. natural gas burns fast and long. and after a natural disaster like hurricane sandy, where houses have been moved off their foundations, and whole blocks leveled from fire, it's a hazard at every turn. there is little clue, except a sulfur smell that is purposely added to the gas as a warning that danger lingers. so, what are we approaching here? you can kind of smell that rotten egg smell. >> right. we're simulating a broken gas line here, and that smell is the mercaptan that is injected into natural gas. >> reporter: okay, so when it goes up, it kind of goes up like your outside gas grill. it's hot. >> right. right now it's seeking an ignition source. ignition source can come from anything from a fuse on a
help your family. >> pelley: reports from jim axelrod, anna werner and seth doane. anemployment rises. the economy creates more jobs, but not enough. anthony mason on the final economic report before the election. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. h we made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: a campaign 2012 report from bob schieffer. and "on the road." steve hartman with children of the storm. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry es
and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge rushed over the wall. >> it's the unknown. it's the storm of the century. >> reporter: roads and cars were quickly covered, ground zero was en engulfed and across the harbor in brooklyn, so much flooding at coney island that emergency responders couldn't reach the area. the corrosive sea water headed undergrou
never believed it, and now that i'm here -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: jim says it's the panic room, because i'm dating jody foster. okay. how is it going? >> great. >> stephanie: i was just on her . . . set. >> i hear she has a nice set. >> stephanie: that rumor is long gone. i'm just trying to pathetically prop it up. david crosby hello. >> i hope he doesn't mind my references to turkey basters. >> stephanie: stop it. >> jacki schechner not in the current news center, but right there. >> we have 6 million homes without power, long lines at gas stations, and president obama is staying on top of all of the storm recovery efforts but facing the reality that we have an election. >> stephanie: i think his surrogates like chris christie are doing a good job. >> right. as if his plate is not full enough, the president is going to stay in touch with fema. last week, big endorsement from colin powell, now the obama campaign is using the four-star general in an ad airing in ten states. oh -- >> housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry, and t
'm on a plane that's going to crash. >> stephanie: jim and i were going through a hailstorm in columbus. he thought it would be funny to start singing patsy cline songs. >> and buddy holly songs. >> stephanie: not funny jim. not really. there is a. >> eliot: of turbulence where it's not funny anymore. >> stephanie: not funny anymore. anyway can i say love my sexy liberals. amazing show. karl frisch opened up for us. >> did he really? >> stephanie: aisha tyler i'm sorry -- >> sexy lady. >> stephanie: that boogidy cheese happened. there's all of the one-liners that stick in your head forever. rob and earth wind and fire were discussing it at the airport. she was talking about meeting the president because she's an official obama surrogate. she said he smells like cookies and freedom. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we've already gotten a million e-mails. cookies and freedom bitches. everything she says ends up on a t-shirt. smells like cookies and freedom. i think it is true. >> wow. according to michelle, he's got a
know what dixicrast did to intimidate. they were known as jim crow. what we have going on in the 21st century in 2012 is jim crow's cousin, james crow esquire. this is what people need to know. they have planned this for months. this has been going on for months under the radar. it's now out in the open. two, i suspect that t they'veee scott and others will probably keep finding out and we're lucky to find it out just a few days before the election. >> absolutely. >> and finally, reverend sharpton, i will say this again. this is where you tell people, get out of my face because, remember, none of these people have legal authority. they have no legal authority to stop you from voting and that's what you've got to remember. just simply tell them to get the you know what out of my face and go in there and vote. >> now, we started seeing this in wisconsin, now iowa and elsewhere. scott, some liberal bloggers have suggested that project orca could lead in this sophisticated apparatus that we're talking about to voter suppression. give you an example. one blogger, nate samuel downs, quote,
that that 900-mile storm has killed at least 106 people in the u.s. cnn jim clancy followed the national guard as they went door-to-door in a search and discovery mission in new jersey. >> reporter: a sometimes forceful systematic search for survivors. dozens of members of the u.s. army and air force national guard joined members of the ocean county prosecutor's office to probe seemingly abandoned homes on long beach island's whole gate community. in distress situations they forcibly opened homes to call out for survivors. the prosecutors are on hand because they have jurisdiction if any bodies are uncovered. but in most cases, it was a straight forward call to ask if anyone was inside. >> national guard. >> this part of the mission is search and rescue. pretty much nobody has been here. so what we've been doing is trying to see if any residents that had stayed over during the hurricane survived. that's basically what we're looking for here, any survivors. >> reporter: homes already ripped open by superstorm sandy were searched inside and out while these guard teams from new jersey kept a shar
white men. let me play what senator jim webb said to chuck todd on this issue. take a listen. >> how in the name of the lord can the democratic party, the party of andrew jackson, only be getting 28 periods of time of the white male working class vote? from my perspective it's because of the interest group politics in the democratic party, that particular cultural group doesn't believe the democrats like that. >> are some white voters turned off by the democratic party? if so, where does the popular clinton factor come in? >> the president is there and will be in ohio for a reason. the president can bring into focus the idea that with the right economic policies and if you stick with it, as we did in 1995 and 1996, prosperity comes along. the real key numbers in ohio are look at the unemployment rate when the president came into office and where it is now. it's down i think nearly 50%. the auto bailout, some of the president's investments in manufacturing have really paid off in ohio, frankly, at the end of the day we can talk back and forth about different demographics. the presiden
, which leaves eaton. buy it even up here. i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow. hey, larry, what are you looking at tonight? >> thanks, jimmy. superstorm sandy is winding down, but the effects linger. i'm larry kudlow, this is a special edition of "the kudlow report." sandy, the road to recovery. >> while sandy is almost gone, she's not forgotten, as the east coast starts the healing process. >> in sandy's wake, towns destroyed. homes under water. millions without power. but today, wall street is back to business, and the pivotal election is just days away. tonight, cnbc assesses the damage and looks ahead to rebuilding. sandy, road to recovery, a special edition of "the kudlow report." >>> here's what we know two days after the killer storm called sandy hit the northeast. u.s. death toll is now at least 64. a second new york city hospital, bellevue, has been evacuated because of power and flooding issues. >> lower manhattan still a crippled zone. the markets were able to open today, but there's still flooding damage down there and also very dark streets. >> so in the metropolitan area,
friend christine romans. she joins me from washington. jim acosta from did he back to you, iowa, where mitt romney just landed. brianna keeler is in milwaukee, wisconsin, traveling with president obama. let's start here in ohio. the state has a very complex economy. here's some of what we've been hearing from voters on this trip. >> just a lot of depressed areas. a lot of joblessness. >> just looking at the unemployment rate, it's so scary to me. >> the last four years has not been very good for our small business. >> with the debt crisis, our country has, that burden is going to be on us in the future. >> all of the skills i had are obsolete now. >> i'm not up at the white house. i don't see rich people all the time. i see a lot of poor people. >> shut down, closed, reduced wages, ship the jobs overseas. we lost 55,000 factories. >> we're probably never have the things that we did 30, 40 years ago. >> balance the budget. we keep spending more and more. somewhere along the line it's going to come back and haunt us. >> they didn't plan for us. now we have to clean up the mess that they
.s. economic senator for the economist, jim, let me start with you been what's your take away from this report? what does it tell us about the status of the jobs market? >> well, it tells us that the jobs market is getting better. it's not getting better nearly fast enough for the 12 million merps who want to find work but can't. but the pace of the recovery appears to be picking up. this is good news. we're seeing increases in the creation rate for private sector employment. we're seeing some sectors, like housing and construction starting to come back that are adding more jobs. these are very good things and signs that, while we're not anywhere close to where we need to be yet, maybe the economy really is starting to get back into that more green zone than a red zone. >> and, jim, one gray cloud in the economic report, and it is frankly what the republicans are poundsing, is what the republicans call the real unemployment rate, 14.6 of% and it includes, as you know, people who have settled for part-time work, who have stopped looking for work altogether. what can you tell us about that rate
here on the trail, fred. >> all right, thank you so much from milwaukee, wisconsin. and jim acosta is with the romney campaign, which is getting ready for a rally in dubuque, iowa, after a morning stop in new hampshire. we'll have a report from jim in just a few minutes. >>> now let's get the latest on recovery. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy,
, they are cost prohibitive, and also have their own set of issues, like salt water that can occur. neil: jim, thank you for helping these guys out. jim o'neill. governor chris christie, new jersey, on an even pace to get your gas. if your license plate ends in an odd an odd number, but today you get it. if it ends in an even number, that is the day youet it. those are the odd letters if you and him a letter, a and c are the all lovers. tran-four are the even letters. when we come up we have bob mcdonnell. it really is like an avengers here. the best and mightiest of the republicans making one final pu on tuesday. coming up after this break. if i'm arrested over the license if i'm arrested over the license plate and ♪ music kids will spend 22 minutes watching us, sing about ants in their pants. brushing for two minutes now, can save your child from severe tooth pain later. two minutes twice a day. they have the time. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but
evacuated. jim axelrod has more from lower manhattan. >> reporter: good morning. new yorkers pride themselves on being intrepid. and right now we still have some people walking along the wall here in lower manhattan. in a couple of hours if they're here, we'll have to look for another adjective other than intrepid. the big worry here is that the surge of water could be as high as 11, 12 feet. that would get over the wall, into the subway systems and electrical systems, and that's what the big catastrophic worry is here in lower manhattan. the transit system shut down schools shut down. 375,000 people from the lowest lying areas in new york have been evacuated as the biggest city braces for the impacts of hurricane sandy. charlie? >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> meteorologist from cbs 4 has been watching sandy closely. jeff, this is getting scary based on reports you're pulling in. it sounds like this is getting worse. >> good morning, nor amp good morning, everyone. yeah. this storm is getting a little bit worse in the atlantic now. you see that the core of th
the storm. buses are running and roads are reopening but the subways are still closed. jim axelrod is in lower manhattan. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the sea water that came over that wall and flowed into the underground power stations and subway stations has crippled lower manhattan. and new york city transit officials say this is the biggest disaster to ever hit the transit system. superstorm sandy may have moved on but parts of new york city remain paralyzed in her wake. >> restoring power and mass transit remain the two biggest challenges in the days ahead. that recovery is a mammoth job. >> it's the worst thing that happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> reporter: new york city subway system which averages more than 5 million commuters per work day is closed indefinitely because all seven subway tunnels linking manhattan to brooklyn and queens are flooded. at some stations near battery park where monday's surge of sea water hit hardest stairwells looked more like swimming pools. >> there was no way to prepare that would have kept the water out. >> rep
itinerary. that's why we are going now to cnn's jim acosta always with the romney campaign and traveling with them. jim, the storm already having an impact on where you're going, isn't it? >> reporter: that is right, don. for the final nine days of the campaign, throw out the white dry erase board and perhaps take the doppler weather radar and lay it over the battleground map because that's how we track this campaign heading into the homestretch here. both campaigns, if you add them together of roughly a dozen campaign events so far between the president and mitt romney, mitt right now is heading to the gymnasium here in marion, ohio, with an event here tomorrow morning and then is getting out of the state. but, don, it will be very interesting to watch the final days of the campaign because of this storm. you saw the president also canceling events. not here in ohio, but his campaign events that were scheduled for today. instead of those campaign events, he went to church and the federal emergency agency to check on storm preparations there. now, the very interesting question that comes
sure jim is reelected. jim jordan, bob gibbs are here. and i want to be the senior senator from ohio. we need josh mandel in ohio. we need him now. you know, president obama -- over the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them, he siad would result in new jobs that haven't happened. he said he'd cut the deficit. it hasn't happened. we have someone who is running for president who knows how to bring back jobs. he has the experience. he has the experience and the record nd he knows how to work with democrats and repubicansbls and that's why we need mitt romney to fix what's broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here in front of me. i will talk autos in a way that is straight talk. obama said a few things that, as he said, were "whoppers." he said, you wanted to take those companies through ban kruptcy. it was obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy. it was mitt romney who did provide for loan guarantees. every fact-checker who looked has said that barack obama was wrong and was not telling the truth. this is what is most important, with
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